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Staff Editorial: WFU has opportunity for change

Editorial Staff

October 22, 2020

As the search committee begins the process to find Wake Forest’s 14th president, the Editorial Board, and ultimately the entire university community, would be remiss to ignore the gravity of the choice. President Nathan Hatch’s successor will be forced to address the pandemic, the largest challenge...

Flames evoke beauty and comfort

Cap McLiny, Staff Columnist

October 22, 2020

 I was sitting by a crackling fire as I thought more about some of the ideas in my article last week which posed a few questions in regards to the nature of beauty. Looking into the flames, their beauty struck me and I wondered why.  Growing up, my family and I would always enjoy sitting by the side of a fire either inside or...

Aesthetic values mediate hierarchy

Jack Portman, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2020

 Hierarchy is a means insofar as it can be understood to consist in the language, materials, practices and cosmologies which give rise to — and are wielded with the effect of legitimating — an unequal distribution of power. Many anthropologists emphasize the roles of certain cultural elements in ...

Black women form decisive voting block

Mariama Jallow, Staff Columnist

October 22, 2020

 We are living in such unexpected times; the national election is less than a month away and local elections are on the ballot in many states. Young Black women, many of whom are first time voters, can be a deciding block of voters this election. In 2016, of the Black Women that voted, 96% of Blac...

Suppression of voters harms democracy

Connor McNeely, Staff Columnist

October 22, 2020

 Though the voting process is largely a fair and organized operation, there are some problems that appear every election cycle. The authorities amid our government do the best they can to make sure the vote of every citizen counts, but sometimes there are obstructions. This year, in this highly co...

Biden should take stand on court

Tonia Christou, Staff Columnist

October 22, 2020

 It is just under two weeks to Nov. 3, election day, and Presidential Candidate Joe Biden remains vague on his stance of packing the Supreme Court. The question has arisen as a direct result of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing on Sept. 18 which was followed by President Donald Trump’s sub...

Crucial infrastructure requires repair

A poorly stocked vending machine located in Magnolia Residence Hall (Ryan King/Old Gold & Black)

Charlie Benedict, Business Manager

October 22, 2020

I feel like I ask very little of my housing accommodations. I don’t need mahogany drawers, a luxury mattress, or marble countertops to make it work. But one thing I expect – and I really don’t think this is an unreasonable expectation – is a functioning vending machine somewhere in the building...

OGB reflects on Hatch’s presidency

OGB reflects on Hatch's presidency

Editorial Staff

October 15, 2020

“Meet in front of Reynolda in 5!” This was a recurring message in the Old Gold & Black’s editorial group chat to remind everyone not to be late to our monthly meeting with President Nathan Hatch. Pre-pandemic, the Old Gold & Black met with Hatch once a month — we would walk as a group i...

Camino offers superior ZSR experience

Camino offers superior ZSR experience

Ansley Mcneel, Staff Columnist

October 15, 2020

Earlier this year, Wake Forest made the bold decision to remove the ZSR Starbucks and replace it with a local coffeeshop: Camino Bakery. If you are like me and had never heard of Camino Bakery before this year, the news may have upset you greatly. What would ZSR Library be like without the comfort of...

Social media poses harms and benefits

Social media poses harms and benefits

Connor Mcneely

October 15, 2020

This week, a couple of my friends deleted several social media apps, for a number of reasons. But the catalyst was a fairly recent documentary on Netflix, The Social Dilemma. I watched the film on my own time and was moved, as I usually am when confronted with issues of cataclysmic importance and portentous me...

If I were the Offensive Coordinator . . .

If I were the Offensive Coordinator . . .

Charlie Benedict, Business Manager

October 15, 2020

I know it’s a bit absurd to be second-guessing Wake Forest’s offense a week after a 66-14 drubbing of Campbell, but the fact is we won’t be playing the Fighting Camels, or anyone near their level, for the rest of the season. While Kenneth Walker III and Christian Beal-Smith ran wild — combining for 23...

Beauty in art should be interrogated

Beauty in art should be interrogated

Cap McLiny, Staff Columnist

October 15, 2020

A couple of my younger siblings, Rosie (age 10) and Morris (age 12) had free afternoons along with myself one day when I was back home in Kansas City. So, I got them loaded up into the car to go to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. They weren’t exactly bubbling with excitement as we pulled up to the big, b...

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